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Will at CT scan or MRI pick up a parasite?

Will at CT scan or MRI pick up a parasite?

In many instances: Usually we see the results of the body's reaction to the parasite, rather than the parasite itself. Parasites such as cysticercosis can deposit material which en sites the body to react - for instance in the brain. In other situations a byproduct of infection such as an amoebic abscess in the liver can be identified. Virtually every organ system can show the result of parasitic infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Is an IV required for a CT scan or MRI due to migraines?

Is an IV required for a CT scan or MRI due to migraines?

IV and imaging: The CT or MRI is much more sensitive for certain abnormalities that cause headaches if the test is done with IV contrast. Although it is not required. an IV helps make the study more useful to your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible tumors or hernias or anything at all. A CT scan or mri?

Depends on: Anatomical location of investigation, and the type of tumor. Sometimes you need both. And these scans tell you about anatomical abnormalities, nothing about function. ...Read more

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Abdomen pain and suspicion, should I get a CT scan or mri?

Abdomen pain and suspicion, should I get a CT scan or mri?

Maybe: First exam should be a simple abdomen xray. If doctor thinks the gallbladder could be diseased, then an ultrasound is best. Most other ailments best served with a ct scan. Mri can help if a patient can't have ct contrast because of prior reaction or poor functioning kidneys. Mri scans take longer, cost more, and not readily available as ct scans. ...Read more

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Which is better at evaluating complex renal cysts in children - CT scan or mri? Is the bosniak scale used in children?

Which is better at evaluating complex renal cysts in children - CT scan or mri? Is the bosniak scale used in children?

Reasonable F/U...: Either one should be sufficient for evaluation after suspecting cystic lesion in kidneys of children, which can be categorized with bosniak system. After that, no further ct or MRI is needed but annual renal us in 1 yr for 1-2 times. If stable and asymptomatic with normal us, further study is usually unnecessary. Of course, beware of unwanted radiation to the children. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects on body especially brain, CT scan or mri?

Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ray machine, taking images from multiple directions to make a picture. Contrast agents, usually injected into a vein as part of both MRI and ct, have risks as well, however they are very low, well known and easily avoided or managed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more